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Denmark

Denmark - Kingdom of Fairy Tales
Denmark is located between the Baltic and North Sea and is also known as the Kingdom of Denmark. It covers an area of 4.3l 10 000 square kilometers area and has a population of 5.39 million, about 93% of whom are Danes. Residents are Evangelical Lutheran. The official language is Danish. The currency is the DKK. Copenhagen (Kbenhavn) is the capital. Denmark Map

National Flag

Denmark Flag
The flag is red with a white cross biased to the left. According to the Danish epics, on June 15, 1219, the Danish King Waldemar led his troops into battle with a red flag when a white cross fell from the sky. The Danish Army turned the tables, and thereafter the red flag with white cross has been the flag of Denmark .

History
The kingdom was unified in AD 985. From the 8th to 12th century AD was the strongest time of Danish piracy; their reach extended to the United Kingdom, Norway, France, and the Rhine areas. In the 14th century, the country moved toward prosperity, and, in 1397, the territory now including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and part of Finland was set up by the Danish Queen Margrethe I, as the chief of the Kalmar Union. In the late 15th century, Denmark began to decline. In 1523, Sweden declared independence from the union. In 1814, Norway and Sweden ceded Sweden to Denmark after a defeat. The constitutional monarchy was establiehd in 1849. It was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II. In 1944, Iceland gained independence from Denmark. Denmark still has sovereignty over Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Economic and Cultural Customs
Danish territory consists of most of Jutland and 406 nearby coastal islands, which are connected by bridges. With hundreds of large and medium bridges,that can be seen everywhere, it is called a "multi-bridge country." Denmark sists at the exit of the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, known as the "permanent land transportation crossroads." Copenhagen Card Hutup wide international airport has Europe's largest and most beautiful shopping center and is said to be the most comfortable and efficient airport.

Denmark has a long coastline so fishing is highly developed. Major fish products include halibut, salmon, shrimp, and so on. A large portion of the catch of fish is processed into canned, pickled, and smoked products. Machinery manufacturing and the food industry are major industrial sectors in Denmark, and especially the latter has become Denmark's "calling card." Denmark has a large number of high-quality foods, such as cheese, chocolate, and beer, that it exports to the world. Danes are committed to environmental protection; hydropower generation is nearly 50% of the total capacity.

Danish agriculture is well-developed, due to advanced technology, mechanization, and very high yield per unit area. The country is the world's largest pork exporting country and a major cheese and butter exporter.

Greenland (Denmark) - the world's largest island
Greenland is located in northeastern North America, ranging between the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. Covering an area of 2,175,600 square kilometers, 4/5 of which are in the Arctic Circle, Greenland has a population of just 56,000, most whom are Greenlanders. Most people profess Christianity, and the official languages are Greenlandic and Danish. The currency is the DKK and the capital is Nuuk.

History

People arrived in Greenland about 1000 BC, migrating from northern Canada to hunt for food. In 1261 it became a Norwegian colony, and in 1380 the Danish conquered the Norwegians, and Greenland was transferred to the jurisdiction of Denmark. In 1933 the Hague Tribunal awarded to Greenland to the Danish, and in 1953 the country became a Danish Constitutional state. With Denmark in 1973 - since joined the European Economic Community. May 1, 1979, saw the formal implementation of an internal self-government, and in 1985 Greenland left the European Community.

Economy and Cultural Customs

The fishing and fish processing industries are the main economic sectors, with shrimp, Greenland halibut, cod, and salmon being the primary catches. Animals are also hunted, particularly musk ox, reindeer, polar bears, and seals Minerals such as lead, zinc, chromium, cryolite, coal, tungsten, molybdenum, and uranium are mined.

Greenlanders carve fish and animal bones into a variety of exquisite handicrafts. These come in a variety of shapes, some like birds and beasts, and some like flowers, birds, fish and insects. Hunting is considered a basic life skill, enabling people to catch seals and reindeer. The major forms of transport on the island are ships, helicopters, and dog sledding, although motor boats and bikes are gradually replacing wooden skis and dogsleds.
Most of Greenland is covered by thick ice, and it is cold all year, with the average annual temperature below 0C. People on the tip of the ice call it "perennial ice," since the snow has formed over tens of thousands of years. Ice contains a large number of air bubbles into the cold drink cup, will be issued very delicate explosion, is a good cold agent.

Greenland ice sheet
Greenland’s ice sheet covers 80% of the island, spanning 2,530 kilometers from north to south and 1,100 kilometers from east to west, with an average thickness of 1,500 meters. The total area is 183,400 square kilometers, making it the largest expanse of ice in the Northern Hemisphere, and 12% of the world’s total solid ice. The ice has preserved information about many ancient occurrences. ice often Ice that breaks off from and floats out to the sea poses a huge threat to ocean-going vessels.

Sea leopard
Sea leopards mainly live in the Arctic seawater. They accumulate subcutaneous fat in their bodies, which forms a thick layer of fat that is resistant to the cold polar climate, and which also increases buoyancy. There are a total of 19 different species of seals in the world, with the elephant seal the largest.
Greenland residents primarily hunt seals, as seal meat is rich in protein and the skin can be used to create clothes, shoes, tents, and living appliances.

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